The Resource These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Lancaster County

These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Lancaster County

Label
1804-1809
Inclusive dates
1804-1809
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The West and Adam Business Records consist of a daybook and a ledger. Both volumes are in poor condition
  • Daybook records transactions as they occurred on a daily basis from March 1806 - June 1807. Information found in each entry includes name of customer, items purchased, quantity of items purchased, cost per item, amount owed, and amount paid. Merchandise sold include clothing, brandy, spices, dry-goods, scissors, knives, pipes, and almanacs. Payments made predominantly by cash and credit. Information in daybook was transferred to the customer's individual account in corresponding ledger
  • Ledger, 1804-1809, records the accounts of individual customers and West and Adam's controlling accounts. Each account lists transactions in chronological order. Information found in each entry includes date of transaction, form of transaction, page number of transaction found in corresponding daybooks, amount owed, form of payment, and amount paid. Volume does not contain detailed information regarding items sold by the merchant. Rather, it uses the general terms "sundries" and "merchandise." For more detailed information regarding items sold see corresponding daybook. The merchant's controlling accounts include merchandise account, bonds payable, bonds receivable, tobacco, corn, and cash account
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West and Adam was a general store that conducted business in Lancaster Court House, Virginia, during the early 19th century. It was owned by Thomas West and John Adam. Information found in the volumes were used as evidence in court cases heard in Lancaster County.
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Vi
Form designation
Business Records
Label
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Lancaster County
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Lancaster County
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Extent
2 v.
Immediate source of acquisition
Lancaster County Circuit Court
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001526918
Type of unit
(890 p.)

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